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PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Portland is 72% less densely populated than Seattle.
People are 2.4% less likely to be married in Seattle.
The Median Age is 0.4 years older in Portland.

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PEOPLE
 Portland, ORSeattle, WAUnited States
 Population632,309684,451321,418,820
 Population - 2010566,686595,240308,745,538
 Population - 2000529,121563,374285,036,114
 Population - 1990437,319516,259251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now44.59%32.58%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now19.50%21.49%12.76%
 Pop. Density4,7388,16491
 Land Area133843,531,905
 Water Area1259264,837
 Median Age36.43637.4
 Female Population50.64%50.03%50.81%
 Male Population49.36%49.97%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Portland, ORSeattle, WAUnited States
 Age 0 to 45.88%5.27%6.36%
 Age 5 to 95.43%4.46%6.51%
 Age 10 to 144.65%3.72%6.59%
 Age 15 to 172.83%2.04%4.03%
 Age 18 to 203.35%4.23%4.35%
 Age 21 to 245.73%7.08%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3419.50%21.49%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4416.54%16.04%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5413.00%12.70%14.09%
 Age 55 to 596.36%6.06%6.57%
 Age 60 to 645.78%5.58%5.72%
 Age 65 to 746.19%6.31%7.64%
 Age 75 to 843.01%3.14%4.26%
 Age 85 and over1.77%1.90%1.85%
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 RACE
 Portland, ORSeattle, WAUnited States
 White71.79%66.21%62.77%
 Black5.92%7.19%12.24%
 Asian7.45%14.16%4.95%
 Native American0.61%0.55%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.51%0.46%0.16%
 Other0.22%0.16%0.20%
 Two or More Races3.87%4.92%2.13%
 Hispanic9.64%6.36%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic90.36%93.64%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Portland, ORSeattle, WAUnited States
 Households252,185290,822116,211,000
 Family Households129,684129,76976,958,100
 Non Family Households122,501161,05339,253,000
 Household Size2.332.112.63
 Married Population42.62%41.58%50.58%
 Single Population57.38%58.42%49.42%
 Now Married40.84%40.21%48.41%
 Married but Separated1.78%1.37%2.17%
 Never Married40.30%43.79%32.55%
 Widowed4.37%4.04%5.95%
 Divorced12.72%10.59%10.92%
 Married, w/children31.75%32.59%31.68%
 Married, no children41.53%46.02%41.44%
 Single, w/children16.31%12.00%16.94%
 Single, no children10.41%9.39%9.95%

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 COMMENTS
Comments about Portland

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